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May 18, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Crown Ground
AccringtonAccrington Stanley
2-2
AFC Wimbledon
Windass (39' pen.), Mingoia (59')
Windass (103')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Akinfenwa (68'), Taylor (104')
Charles (90'), Fuller (92'), Akinfenwa (105')

Result: AFC Wimbledon secure first ever date at Wembley

AFC Wimbledon battle back to claim a 2-2 draw away at Accrington Stanley, thus booking their place in the final of the League Two playoffs.

AFC Wimbledon secured themselves a first ever outing at Wembley this evening thanks to a 2-2 draw at Accrington Stanley in the semi-finals of the League Two playoffs.

Lyle Taylor of AFC Wimbledon celebrates with teammate Callum Kennedy after scoring a goal in the first period of extra time to give his team a 3-2 aggregate lead during the League Two playoffs second leg against Accrington Stanley on May 18, 2016© Getty Images

The Dons went into the clash at the Wham Stadium with a 1-0 advantage from last week's first leg on home soil.

However, that lead was eradicated in the 39th minute when Accrington's Josh Windass kept his cool from the penalty spot.

Then, in the 59th minute, it seemed that the hosts were destined for a crack at gaining promotion to League One as Piero Mingoia put them two goals to the good with a powerful shot.

Yet, Wimbledon frontman Adebayo Akinfenwa ensured that the tie would head into extra time when he sent a bullet header into the back of the home side's net.

Chances were at a premium during the early exchanges of the added 30 minutes, but that all changed 60 seconds before the interval as Wimbledon took a 3-2 aggregate lead.

Jake Reeves's initial effort was saved by Ross Etheridge, but Lyle Taylor was on hand to roll in his 22nd goal of the campaign from a narrow angle.

Further drama then ensued during the second half as play was halted due to a floodlight failure.

It took several minutes for the action to get restarted, but once it did, Wimbledon were able to see out the minutes that remained to book their place at the home of English football against Plymouth Argyle.

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Josh Windass of Accrington Stanley in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Accrington Stanley and Northampton Town at The Wham Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Accrington, England.
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